2 Indians in Dubai get six-month imprisonment for stealing 900 juice boxes

stealing 900 juice boxes
2 Indians in Dubai get six-month imprisonment for stealing 900 juice boxes

2 Indians in Dubai get six-month imprisonment for stealing 900 juice boxes

Three expats including two Indians and one Pakistani were sentenced to undergo six-month imprisonment for stealing 900 juice boxes from a food catering company’s branch at a police academy on Tuesday. Besides imprisonment, Dubai court also imposed a fine of Dh 150,000 (approx Rs 28 lakh) on them. Apart from this, the court has ordered them to pay a fine of Dh 23,760 (approx Rs 4.50 lakh) each. The court convicted them for embezzlement, forgery, use of forged e-documents and criminal complicity.

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The court further ordered them that they will be deported back to their respective countries after the completion of their jail sentences.

What exactly happened?

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The thefts took place between April 2017 and May 2018 at the company’s branch in Al Barsha.  The 33-year-old Indian warehouse keeper allowed his two transportation worker accomplices—a 31-year-old Indian and a 30-year-old Pakistani—to keep a large number of juice boxes when the deliveries were made instead of depositing them at the warehouse. They sold the juice later. The keeper collected Dh 10,800 (approx Rs 2 lakh) from the unlawful deal. He signed receipts and bills that the merchandise was delivered and deposited at the warehouse.

– PTC NEWS